Tesla Model 3 Vs Model Y Interior Details

Tesla Model 3 Vs Model Y Interior Details

   

Tesla Model 3 Vs Model Y Interior Details

Tesla Model Y Vs. Model 3: What are the main differences? Model 3 or Model Y, which one should you buy? First, if Track mode is a must-have for you, Performance Model 3 is your only option. Tesla representatives told us that there are no plans to introduce Track mode for Model Y Performance.

Tesla Model 3 Vs Model Y Interior Details
Tesla Model 3 Vs Model Y Interior Details

So, if you want Track mode, stop reading and message Model 3 Performance. According to Elon Musk, you can order it online in 90 seconds (if you move fast). Now, for those who do not use Track mode, this author has the opportunity to experience the two models side by side and instructed both to show some differences to help you decide.

Both the Tesla Y and Model 3 models are designed to meet the mass market. Both vehicles share 75% of their share as it is optimized for fast production. But three-quarters of vehicles have significant differences, some of which are stated in the newly-released Tesla Model Y Owner Manual.

From the rear hooks to the speakers to the wheel configuration, the Model Y and Model 3 feature subtle differences that make them different from each other.

Check out the different of this Tesla interior

Crane Hooks

Tesla has added a second hook on the back of the Model Y for added comfort when pulling the vehicle from both ends.

While the Tesla Model Y may need to be transported in a flatbed truck, the vehicle can be parked in Transportation Mode and towed using a hook and back of the flatbed truck while the wheels keep spinning freely.

Compared to the Tesla Model 3 which only comes with a rear hook on the front of the vehicle, the Model Y has a cover on the right side of the rear bumper to hide the second pulling point. This can be seen in the vehicle diagram in the Model Y Owner Manual.

Tesla Model Toe Eye
Tesla Model Toe Eye

Emergency Door Holder

The Tesla Model 3 received criticism when it was produced with an emergency release handle only available on the front door. Tesla solved the problem on the Model Y by adding emergency release handles on all doors. The Model Y emergency relief holder is located under the lid at the bottom of the back door pocket.

Tesla Model Y Emergency Door Release
Tesla Model Y Emergency Door Release

Emergency relief holders are only needed in situations where the vehicle has no power. “In rare cases where the Model Y is not powered, the power switch on the door handle is no longer working. However, the door is equipped with a mechanical release so you can still open it,” Tesla said in the Model Y Owner’s Manual.

Tesla Model Y Rear Door Emergency Release
Tesla Model Y Rear Door Emergency Release

Luggage Room, Backyard and Footroom

No surprise, but the luggage space for the Model Y is much larger than the Model 3. Taking into account the Model Y hatchback design which is higher than the traditional Model 3 trunk and the cargo space difference becomes clear. Model Y offers a large cargo volume of 68 cubic feet compared to 15 cubic feet for Model 3.

The rear seats of Model 3 and Model Y are also very different from the 60/40 folding electric sedan. Model Y, on the other hand, has three seats, all of which can be folded one by one. The Model 3 rear seats also fold down through the rear only, while the Model Y provides two ways to fold the second-row seats and includes a central driveway when the center seat is folded down.

The Model Y has two switches on the left side of the luggage that give the owner easy access to the second-row seats directly from the luggage. Activating the switch will fold each rear seat accordingly.

The Model Y seat appears to have the same design as the Model 3, however, it is mounted on the stairs for better foot space and overall comfort than the Model 3. The rear seat leg on the Model Y is raised from Model 3 by about 15%, though seems to be partly borrowed from the 2% reduction in front foot space when compared to Model 3. The headspace between Model Y and Model 3 is relatively the same and differs only 1-2%.

Tesla Model Y vs Model 3 Leg Room

  1. Rear: Model Y – 40.5 in (1,029) vs Model 3 – 35.2 in (894 mm)
  2. Front: Model Y – 41.8 in (1,063 mm) vs Model 3 – 42.7 in. (1,085 mm)

Wiring and Heat Pump System

The most notable difference between Model Y and Model 3 in terms of improved core design is the wiring and heat management system. Tesla added a heat pump to the Model Y, which could help the electric crossover maximize its reach during the winter. Also and as TeslaRaj shows in its video, the diagram for the Model Y seems to show one line of cable compared to Model 3 which has two.

Teslarati will explain these two things in detail in a future story.

Wheel Size and Specifications

The Tesla Model Y wheels are 9.5 inches wide, which is slightly larger than the 8.5-inch Model 3 wheels. It should be noted that the Model Y Performance is equipped with a staged wheel arrangement, with front wheels measuring 9.5 inches and 10.5 inches wide.

Wheel Size And Specifications
Wheel Size And Specifications

Rear speakers

Both the Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y are equipped with a range of premium speakers that provide a great listening experience to its owners. They differ in the way the Model 3 rear speakers are placed on the shelf behind the rear seats, while the Model Y has the rear speakers on the luggage compartment.

Rear Speakers
Rear Speakers

Hanger

Both the Tesla Model 3 and the Model Y are equipped with hangers, although this electric sedan is located on a moving bar between the B poles.

Inductive Phone Charger

The Tesla Model Y is equipped with a wireless charging pad, as well as USB-A and USB-C slots. Instead, the Model 3 comes with cable charging options and a dual USB-A slot. Owners will probably appreciate the Model Y wireless charging feature, as most mobile and mid-range devices today are equipped with standard wireless charging. Check out the Tesla Model Y wireless phone charger.

Rear USB port

The USB ports of Model 3 and Model Y in the second row are also different. The Model 3 comes with two USB-A ports, while the Model Y comes with two USB-C ports. Given that the two vehicles share 75% of its share, it is no wonder Tesla is finally equipping the Model 3 with a USB-C port in the future.

Rear USB Ports
Rear USB Ports

Tesla notes in the Model Y Owner’s Manual that the rear USB port is for charging the device and does not communicate with vehicles such as the front USB port which can be used for recording via TeslaCam.

Power Liftgate

The Model Y is equipped with a powerlifting door, which gives owners an automatic and easy way to open and close the rear door of the vehicle via the center touch screen or Tesla mobile app. This feature is not available on the Model 3, which is one of the reasons why aftermarket power truck modes are becoming so popular in the Tesla community.